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Three hundred years of gravitation

Author: S W Hawking; W Israel
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st pbk. ed. with corr.]View all editions and formats
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To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the publication of Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Stephen Hawking and Werner Israel have assembled a series of unique review  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S W Hawking; W Israel
ISBN: 0521379768 9780521379762 0521343127 9780521343121
OCLC Number: 434470167
Description: XIII, 690 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. Newton's Principia S. W. Hawking; 2. Newtonianism and today's physics S. Weinberg; 3. Newton, quantum theory and reality R. Penrose; 4. Experiments on gravitation A. H. Cook; 5. Experimental gravitation from Newton's Principia to Einstein's general relativity C. M. Will; 6. The problem of motion in Newtonian and Einsteinian gravity T. Damour; 7. Dark stars: the evolution of an idea W. Israel; 8. Astrophysical black holes R. D. Blandford; 9. Gravitational radiation K. S. Thorne; 10. The emergence of structure in the universe: galaxy formation and dark matter M. J. Rees; 11. Gravitational interactions of cosmic strings A. Vilenkin; 12. Inflationary cosmology S. K. Blau and A. H. Guth; 13. Inflation and quantum cosmology A. Linde; 14. Quantum cosmology S. W. Hawking; 15. Superstring unification J. H. Schwartz; 16. Covariant description of canonical formalism in geometrical theories C. Crnkowic and E. Witten; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Hawking, Werner Israel.

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